So there was a proposal to up gun the Abrams in the late 70s, add an auto loader, and change the drive train to a diesel. There are a number of images and drawings floating around the web and I decided to build one. So behold, my take on the b[...]
The Abrams tank has always been a challenge for me to model. I've never had a happy time building these, being so infuriated by the old Dragon offering with the separate guide teeth on their floppy, rubbery tracks that I didn't even bother cons[...]
I don't get to build much these days, due to extensive work and study commitments, and not to mention 1/5 scale humans wandering about the house. Nevertheless I managed to finish Ryefield Models magnificent M1A2 Abrams by combining both the M1A1[...]
The basic idea came from a yellow-green vehicle, or I saw a vehicle with a similar color. I didn't look for it, but I don't think it was. I hope you like it.
Another Abrams, this time I built Tamiya's 1/35th M1A2 Operation Iraqi Freedom kit into a USMC M1A1 in Norway for Exercise Reindeer II in 2016. Tamiya includes the Marine M1A1 as an option in this boxing. I added a bustle rack extension from [...]
Or maybe I should have titles this one "None Shall Pass". This being my third post here at iModeler, you may notice a pattern with my builds. Anyway, this is Dragon's M1A2 SEP kit converted into an AUS M1A1 with an Arms Corps Models conversion[...]
Another nice and tidy Tamiya '48 kit of a plain vanilla Abrams. So, this was a nice no- frills project. The only finicky issue I had was with the length and link tracks that were slightly too generous. Painting the tracks also was more compli[...]
The complexity of the armor and roof-top weaponry attracted me to this kit. The fact that so much detail was packed into a 72 scale kit was also an attractive challenge. The kit has some creative engineering that minimizes the parts involved i[...]
Hello! And again the tanks)) - this time the iconic American M1 Abrams! From the construction of the model was a real pleasure - it's Tamiya! ) I hope you get the same pleasure from viewing.
I've built a good amount of armor over the past few years but never an Abrams. Don't know why, maybe to common for my tastes. I'm more of a fan of Cold War machines like the M48, M60, and T-55 series of tanks, or very unique subjects like some[...]